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Moc drivers wear out in toe?

thegeneral85

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I am sure this issue has been well covered before but I am reading mixed reviews around the net so I thought I would start a new thread. I have two newer pair of casual moc drivers (one Calvin Klein leather and one Donald J Pliner suede). I wear them a couple of times a week at the most for casual use. There is some walking outside involved, but I am not power walking in them or anything like that. In both cases - particularly with the leather CK drivers - I am noticing considerable wear in the toe area. Is this normal? Is it happening because they're a bit less expensive (I paid between $130-160 each for them)? Has anyone else had this happen? If so, did the shoes wind up with holes in the toes from the wear and tear?
 

mensimageconsultant

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Long toenails in shoes worn barefoot?
 

thegeneral85

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Thanks a lot, that was very helpful.

This is a common problem. Google it.
 

reidrothchild

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I have a few pairs of drivers. Mine also exhibit wear at the toes. It's just a product of how flexible the toe area is compared to a normal dress shoe plus the fact that there's next to nothing separating the "upper" from the ground. With every step, the toe area between the top stitch and the rubber bubbles outwardly, coming into contact with the ground. The traditional bubble/nub soles wear much faster than the less traditional (though more and more common) soles with big rectangular rubber treads. I prefer the nub soles because they're more comfortable for loafing and, well, driving. I wouldn't expect a pair of nub-soled drivers to last all that long, regardless of how much money you spend on them. For that reason, I try to get drivers on the cheap even more-so than normal items.
 

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